MTI 100: Medtech Giants Trade Places
The global medtech industry has a new leader, after a bulked-up Medtronic bumped Johnson & Johnson from first place. But astute M&A deals, as well as divestments and impact from poor sales and negative currency effects, have also led to other movements in the medtech rankings, according to Medtech Insight's annual review at the top medical device companies.
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2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.
The global medtech industry has a new leader, after a bulked-up Medtronic knocked Johnson & Johnson off its throne. But astute M&A deals, as well as divestments and knock-on impact from poor sales and negative currency effects, have also led to other movements in the medtech company rankings. Medtech Insight's 2016 edition of its annual league tables – MTI 100 and the Top 10 sector leaders – show who's climbed up and who's slipped down.
M&A deal activity dropped dramatically in November with a mere six deals in the medtech industry, making November the weakest month of the year so far. The biggest deal of the month recorded was Edward Lifesciences $690m acquisition of Israeli start-up Valtech.